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Oh my gosh Besties!!! This was SUCH an incredible episode! Besties, we always bring you in on our journey & one of the things we ALWAYS talk about is checking in with your body & mind on this journey. We talk ALOT about our own personal burn out stories, that's why we absolutely LOVED the conversation we had with Alesha about hers! On this episode we REALLY dive deep with Alesha on her journey & why she is SO passionate now about helping women overcome burnout to help them create the life they want & deserve! Alesha Courtney, MS, CHHC, CPT is a certified nutritionist and trainer who battled her own health issues growing up. She became passionate about nutrition after finding out she had been living with food allergies. This passion was enough to make her go for a Masters degree and open a fitness studio where she helped women create healthier lifestyles through diet and exercise. After 6 years she decided to close when COVID hit and she has now pivoted online. We truly hope you Besties enjoy the episode! Go give Alesha some love afterwards & let her know what YOUR favorite part of the episode was! @alesha_courtney Come be our bestie over on instagram! @besties_and_business @heyimjessjacobs @stepherhard
As there are so MANY distractions in life, stresses and other things that cause low libido or "lack of drive" with sexual intimacy, there are ALOT of couples that struggle with their sexual wellness/sexual desire. This lack of sexual desire often has very negative impacts on marriages, especially when you have a high desire spouse and a low desire spouse, and we hear this from both men and women. In this episode, Nick and Amy talk with Dr. Shawn Talbot who is the inventor of a new sexual wellness product called “Ignite” that can help people with their sexual wellness and desire. They have product for both Men and Women. Shawn talks about the product, why he invented it and how it can help you in your relationship.Order the amazing IGNITE product (for men and women) to help your sexual well being HEREIf you haven't already, go check out the Ultimate Intimacy App in the app stores, or at ultimateintimacy.com to find "Ultimate Intimacy" in your marriage. It's FREE to download and so much fun!WANT AMAZING PRODUCTS TO SPICE THINGS UP? YES PLEASE... CLICK HEREEnter promo code UIAPP for 10% off your purchase (and free shipping in the US)The Ultimate Intimacy Sexual Intimacy Marriage Course can be found HEREFollow us on Instagram @ultimateintimacyapp for app updates, polls, giveaways, daily marriage quotes and more.If you have any feedback, comments or topics you would like to hear on future episodes, reach out to us at email@example.com and let us know! We greatly appreciate your feedback and please leave us a review!
Now that dominoes are starting to fall as free agency is underway lets look at the trade market! There will be shifts in opinion for many of these veterans, and rookie draft picks. We dive back into our community's dynasty trades to look at some of the biggest moves that they have made. We have partnered with Underdog Fantasy to bring you fire bestball content all summer long! Make sure you sign up using our code "Wake Up" and deposit $10 because you'll get a FREE membership to our discord through the 2023 season! Sign up at Underdog Fantasy Today
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Opening Day is lurking and we're getting ready as we continue to enjoy the World Baseball Classic and some incredible games. We also appropriately discuss some of Elston Howard's contributions to the game, Japan cracking down on cracking pepper and the spring Koshien tournament is in full swing in Japan, and we have our first set of debuts for the season. In our main segment we look at the history of catcher's equipment, what started out as something that was ridiculed by both players and fans, turned into some unique attempts at, you know, not dying on the field. This week we rip a couple of 1991 Score packs as we fine tune the new rules for this season's Wax Pack Heroes tournament. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
WATCH DEM THRONES by Black With No Chaser
Picking back up with episode seven, there is ALOT going on. Dany is miissing dragons and getting played. Ygritte is tempting Jon with that Wildings woman parts, Asha helped the Stark boys escape after putting her Wildling wetness on Theon, and Arya had Jaqen H'gar knock someone else off.On episode 8 Robb is preparing for war as Tywin is getting ready to ride out on him. Robb is also trying to go to war with Talisa's woman parts as well. Yara shows up at Winterfell to tell Theon he is stupid. Jon is captured by the Wildlings and we meet the Lord of Bones. The Lannisters are gearing up for war with Stannis. We find out that the Stark boys have been hiding right under Theons nose. And Maester Lewyn has secretly got help coming. And the most important thing of the episode....the Kingslayer escapes AGAIN, this time thanks to Cat doing dumb Cat shit...#houseofthedragon #HBOmax #dragons #demdragons #gameofthrones #recap #WatchDemThrones #blackwithnochaser #explore #podcast #podsincolor
The Kingdom Daughters Podcast- Christian Woman, Christian Mom, Identity in God, Christian Marriage, Christian Living,
Have you ever felt like you have SO much on your plate but yet you don't feel like you are actually accomplishing anything? Feeling like you are running in circles yet not quite finishing any tasks? You are not alone! I know for ME there are two contributing factors when I'm feeling this way. So i'm going to share those and a few ways to manage them :) So let's do this!2 things here that I struggle with when it comes to feeling like I'm doing ALOT but not really at the same time is…- Not managing my time wellNot finding contentment in just being who I am in Jesus!I know managing your time can seem overwhelming in itself, cause we like to stay busy and find our worth in our busyness and purpose in our efforts. And as you know my heart is to help you know that you can only find your TRUE worth in Jesus. Nothing we do or say can change who we are in Him. So when we stop the striving and just relax in His presence, allowing HIm to move and letting Him lead the way, we can release the stress of doing ‘enough' throughout the day. Thinking on the things of God and not on our todo list. Focusing on His ways and not our own…this will bring us peace and true fulfilment throughout our day!“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”~ Philippians 4:8, NIVWays to manage these things: Get routines down. So whether you want to start with a morning routine or a night one or maybe an afternoon one, start a routine. Get yourself used to doing 3-5 things in those time frames. Be content- I know I mentioned this last week when talking about discouragement but here we are again. We have to be content with WHO WE ARE in Jesus. We are feeling liek we aren't enough and we aren't doing enough because we aren't putting our trust in Jesus and believing that He isn't forcing to do lists on us.So much of His teaching is calling us to rest. - Matthew 11:28-Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.To be connected to Him- John 15:15- I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.To come close. James 4:8-Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.Remember who you are in Him. Allowing Him to lead your day and trust that He is here to help you and walk the day out with you! This will help you feel more accomplished and purposed today!!✨Come hang with me on IG- https://www.instagram.com/mrsangelapitnikoff/✨Join our FB sisterhood!- https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingdomdaughterssisterhood✨Be more amazing and leave a review!- https://lovethepodcast.com/LoHGyj✨Want some fun free resources? Click here- www.thekingdomdaughters.com✨ Connect with me! email@example.com ✨Get some KD Cuties- https://www.etsy.com/shop/KingdomDaughters✨Let's see if we are a good fit! thekingdomdaughters.com/coachinghttps://www.thekingdomdaughters.com/membership
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Sooo much World Baseball Classic stuff to talk about. Great Britain's dynamic uniforms, Tokyo Dome bat boys union contracts and internationals home run celebrations. Plus an obscure college baseball rule, some more unfortunate uniform news and even sadder news from Philadelphia. In our main segment we have a couple of shorter stories including the incredible Yankee pitching from the 1956 World Series and we take a deep dive into a rabbit hole where coffee, baseball and crack cocaine all come together to tell the story how one of baseball's most famous players became an appliance spokesperson for over two decades. And we're back to the pre-season in Wax Pack Heroes as we sort through some 1988 Fleer cards and take a stab at some new rules. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
Two Minks Timestamps: 00:00:20 - Booker T Theme Song Easter Egg, Spinaroonie vs Scissor kick. 00:01:40 - Shane McMahon discussion 00:02:45 - Chernobyl HBO TV Show, Bloc from CoD4 00:10:04 - Our attempt (and fail) at being advertiser friendly, Two Minks Clips update, META TALK 00:14:30 - Chenobyl continues, Rad sickness is rad 00:17:05 - Internet Smarty Pants tropes. "Alot", Notch from Minecraft 00:21:00 - How Batteries Work (real science) 00:23:00 - Internet Smarty Pants tropes "Fencing Response" 00:24:19 - Cartel has an All American oopsie 00:31:59 - Internet Smarty Pants tropes part 2, VSauce being petty 00:35:00 - Eye strain liars, blue light remover 00:38:57 - Car Crashes into Podcast 00:42:42 - 100 Gecs live 00:43:45 - The intricacies of being a Wizard, Audio Magic. 00:46:30 - Destiny vs Adin Ross debate, zoomer brains. 00:52:32 - Funk ruins another toilet, attempts to fix. 01:05:19 - Bob's orange knuckle 01:07:25 - Hair Going Gray Young, Geriatric Quarter Centurion Funk
This week, Karessa Parish, Growth Marketing Manager at ClassTag joins Jeff to talk about the connection between scaled CS and marketing. Here are some of the key takeaways: Look for ways to automate things that you do over and over Evaluate your content to align with customer self-service needs CSMs should be facilitators rather than information keepers Give a space for customers to talk to each other Examples of scaled ways to grab your customer's attention Connect with Karessa here ----- Gain Grow Retain exists to connect people, knowledge, and ideas to advance the state of customer success. We're on a mission to connect B2B SaaS customer success leaders so that we can learn from one another. Check out more at GainGrowRetain.com! Or follow our GGR LinkedIn page. GGR was co-founded by Jeff Breunsbach and Jay Nathan - be sure to follow for customer success content.
On todays episode I review the newest installment of the Scream franchise, Scream VI. One year ago I reviewed Scream V and I have invited the same guest I had on for that movie, Brandon Brogdon. Alot has changed in the past year for Brandon so we also get an update with him. He also selected this weeks episode throwback movie, Tropic Thunder. Scream VI. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet. In the next installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.Tropic Thunder (2008) Directed by Ben Stiller. Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.https://msha.ke/thisseatstaken
Hey Listener, slide on your headphones because this week Dillon Foreman from Millennials Suck Podcast! and Foretold Fixion is on the show to talk about becoming an audio engineer. This episode focuses on life as a creative and creating things with others. Topics this week include: Universe building. Everyone loves Highgrain Brewing Co. Being raised by Metal Mania. Teaching yourself to count to 4. The drums are the skeleton and the bass is the muscle. It doesn't matter what Anthony Kiedis says. Cover songs. Not learning to fly. Med Flight at the Vespa band camp. How do you make money in music? A world where drugs are a line item. Becoming a music producing factory. Being a proud graduate of Youtube University. Being young and malleable. How many mics does it take to record drums? Alot. More mics, more problems. You must be able to capture the recording. The differences between performing live and recording in the studio. What is the line between being an audio engineer and being a producer? Talking to your clients in hey maybe's. Rick Rubin talk. Making drums loud AF. Spotlighting instruments. Let's skip the small talk and get weird. Creators and consumers. Capturing the performance on a live album. Earning the right to never grow up. Tattoo talk. Creating things that stand the test of time. Albums vs. singles. Analog vs. Digital albums. Listen to Dillon's band, Stereo Mammoth.
Let's be honest now ladies? Now why do you think a high value man should choose you? Alot of the times a woman doesnt think about the logical views before answering the question. I am a woman myself and I know some of the answers that women give are just not realistic. But what do you think? Any questions or input, send in a email and I'll talk about it on the next episode. Email: Msninaa@mail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ms-nina/support
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This week there's ALOT to cover. AEW Revolution breakdown and aftermath. Is MJF the most complete wrestler in the industry? Ruby Soho makes her choice and joins the She World Order, New Women's Order, She-Generation X or whatever you want to call this outsiders trio. David Finlay officially becomes a member of the Bullet Club. Some Mania talk and we get another layer to the Bloodline story. To wrap up Mario shares his thoughts on a possible outcome in the main event of Wrestlemania. All this and much more, enjoy! www.luchaoutsiders.com email@example.com @luchaoutsiders (IG/FB/Twitter) @ratedrsince87 (Mario) @ryan_martorano (Ryan) @showfutboleo (Leo)
Fantasy Beasts and Where to Find Them
Come join the magical adventure of fantasy football analysts Kyle Ranney and Jason Halt, on the hunt for fantasy relevance and fantasy winnings. The two cousins aim to help you set your line ups, find those secret gem fantasy players, and help you win money on your own quest to fantasy football fame. Join along in a year round adventure to learn as much as you can, and have a few laughs in the process, with The Fantasy Beasts crew. On this episode, Join Kyle and Jason, as they discuss the winners of our 2023 Beasty Awards, How close the votes were, and all of the updated news in the NFL. Alot of new releases, Some Signings, and some trade rumors! Check it out! For the best updates, Give out Facebook and Twitter a follow! Facebook - @FantasyBeastsFBPodTwitter - @FantasyBeastsFBThank you to our sponsors Thairaphy Sessions Buffalo, Chicken Dippin, and The Platter Box!
BOOM, you're suddenly 25, 29, or 32...or whatever age and you look up and ask yourself, "Damn, where did my friends go?"This is your episode.Alot of us spend our years going through "Growing Pains" at different stages in our lives. When we are children, we go through physical growing pains from our bodys shifting and changing, as teens we tackle independence and sense of self as we learn to make our own decisions. And in our 20s (and 30s and ongoing really) we continue to grow as we hone our relationships as we transition from our school age years, surrounded by friends, to seeing our socialization needs and behavior change as that number of people dwindle down when enter our adult years. Suggested by a lovely listener (Jessica, You Rock!...see what we did there), This episode we explore friendship, growth, and releasing (aka "The Great Shed" as social media calls it) in our mid 20s (and beyond), the impact in our lives, and how we did/will cope.We make each section clearly know so that you can follow along and have this conversation with us, with others, with yourself, so feel free to pause where you see fit to give you time to write, journal, or just reflect…or just keep listening…do you! Business Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments/share Mess: email@example.com Instagram: @itsamesssispodcast Facebook: itsamesssispodcast Twitter: @itsamesssis YouTube: It's a Mess, Sis! (search for us!)
Pass the milk, Dustin and Mel return to the wheel with a mission; is there a better Girl Scout Cookie than the thin mint?! We'll leave no cookie unturnt, as we try each flavor no matter how repulsive it sounds. In addition, Dustin has ALOT to say about Austin and Dallas, we've got a Bingo Dingo on Chris Rock's new special, and more. Don't forget, you can now WATCH the show on YouTube for the full featured experience here: https://www.youtube.com/@DustinNickerson. - This Week's Sponsor: BARK TECHNOLOGIES >> Keep Your Kids Safe with Bark Technologies and the NEW Bark Phone. Use promo code DONTMAKEME at www.bark.us for your free 7 day trial and 15% OFF your LIFETIME subscription AND get $200 off first year when you port your child's number to a Bark Phone. - Order Dustin's book: How to Be Married (To Melissa) today!” Check out our Patreon page! Head to https://www.patreon.com/DustinNickerson for exclusive bonus content and to help support the show. Want to be a part of the show? Shoot us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and get your very own horrible parenting/relationship advice. Don't Make Me Come Back There is edited & produced in partnership with Andy Lara at www.andylikeswords.com.
Episode 78. Today we discuss Halo Infinites potential comeback, Destiny Lightfall story not hitting the mark, The Finals being good, Wo-Long, Our Detroit Adventure, Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi and much more. Social Links: Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bcduniversetvInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bcduniverse/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BcdUniverseYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BCDUniversePodcast: https://houseofwolvespodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Today we're talking about ancient civilizations, A.I, and alot more.
Alot going on in the studio today, stupid joke friday, girls day, and it's Brandi's son's birthday, the little guy with the big personality, Happy Birthday Hamma
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
It's the middle of Spring Training, so let's talk about…Spring Training. This week we hear about an attempt from the 1970's to use a pitch clock and how well that went, we already have an eye on the next superstar you probably haven't heard of, we pick a fantasy league to join, lament the lack of hotfoots in today's game and finally talk about the history of Spring Training and discover why iot is not a good idea to put a ballpark across the street from an alligator petting zoo. And Mark is on the precipice of his third straight Wax Pack Heroes crown, can he shut the door this week? Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - email@example.com We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
I am finally back from my podcation! This weeks episode I am sharing some life updates and rambling like I do. ALOT has happened in the last month --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pauseunwindpacepod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pauseunwindpacepod/support
Operation: Mick West- The Skeptic who gives Prosaic Explanations for UFO sightings, and has made a career of "Debunking." Alot of the UFOs seen by People each day are in fact something that is explainable given a little digging, however, There are many cases where no explanation is possible with our Current Understanding of The Laws Of Physics. These are the cases we need to continue to look at. Mick West Is among a few other "Skeptics" Including Steven Greenstreet of the basement Office. Both Seem to be on a warpath, trying to "Debunk" the UFO believers/Experiencers in a world that is ready to leave them behind. #UFOTwitter #UFOs #UFOsighting #TDPlive #TotalDisclosure Subscribe to the channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/@totaldisclosure Support this Show By Becoming a Paid member https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2Cra7aLAAMVxkA9rSYCxg/join Join us On Patreon— https://www.patreon.com/POPCulture2020/membership Support Studio Renovations and Our Moving To California for the Show on CASH APP: $Popculturecorner USE OUR CODE AND SIGN UP FOR TUBE-BUDDY TO START UTILIZING THEIR AMAZING TOOLS, LET TUBE BUDDY DO THE WORK FOR YOU: https://www.tubebuddy.com/POP Movie Palette allows you to put your favorite scene on Canvas, a great gift for your movie buff friend/relative, or just an amazing piece that will bring a room together, it also won't make your partner flinch when bringing guests to the house;) Get 15% OFF your order of a new "MOVIE PALETTE" By Using CODE: CultureCorner15 At www.MoviePalette.com GET SOME FRESH ALL-YEAR MERCH BY POP! CULTURE CORNER: https://pop-culture-corner-store.creator-spring.com/? Want to create live streams like this? SIGN UP FOR STREAM-YARD TODAY AND USE OUR REFERRAL CODE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW! : https://streamyard.com/pal/6146221734887424 Follow Us On Twitter: Www.Twitter.com/POP_Culture2020 Follow Us On Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Pop_CultureCorner2020 For Collaborations, Sponsors And Use of Segments, Email:————: Pop.CultureCorner2020@gmail.com For more details Listen on Apple: https://www.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pop-culture-corner/id1544297063?uo=4 Listen on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Yq6Iceyh7o24DG8tq4kvO Listen on GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pop-culture-corner/id1544297063?uo=4 Special Thank you to all of our Channel Members for your continued support, and dedication to our brand! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/total-disclosure-ufo/message
The Boyz are back with ALOT of technical difficulties.. Kirs tried to upgrade the studio and screwed up the studio while upgrading. Brix upgraded the OBS streaming laptop and screwed it up in the process. Spittcasso judges us for fucking everything up. BUT we got it off the ground and gave y'all an hours worth of stoners rambling about current news on this weeks episode of the FREE AIN'T FREE Podcast!! Don't forget to join us live on Twitch every Sunday night to be a part of the Free Ain't Free Podcast LIVE!! ---> https://www.twitch.tv/freeaintfree --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/freeaintfree/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeaintfree/support
Alot of people are getting this wrong. whether you are new or experienced in the sports card market, you should get something from this examination. Now that the season is finally over, its time to turn our heads forward and hit the off-season running with live eBay analysis, card price comping, and player news. Shop for sports cards live and catch original shows, you have got to check out The Card Shop Live: https://cardshoplive.onelink.me/WZ2q/referral?r=rmTIB8j3 send me a DM on IG, Discord, twitter, or YouTube if you sign up using our link to be entered into a special holiday giveaway.
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Spring training is in full swing but we're already in mid-season form. This week we discovered something that would make Connie Mack very angry from the college ranks, we compare a couple of expansion teams and find they might very well be the same team, we get some hot uniform news from teams playing in Florida and we join the players union (and you can too!) for mad discounts. Out main topic this week is the Cobra, Dave Parker. Tim Raines was involved in the Pittsburgh Drug Trails and is in the Hall of Fame, so why not Parker? We recap his career, check the numbers and even see if he can make 7-Up any good (spoiler, he cant, 7-Up sucks regardless). We rip some 1990 Donruss for this week's Wax Pack Heroes as we wind down the season. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
The lesson I want to share with you today is to HAVE GRACE FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS when you're dealing with difficult trials, including going through separation or divorce. The stress you feel when you're in extremely challenging situations affects you! You do not show up as the best version of yourself ALOT! Give yourself GRACE! If you want to dive deeper into this work, visit my Website: https://www.ldsdivorce.com/free-coaching to schedule a Free Consultation. As mentioned, check out my New Video Course: Finding Joy in the Seasons of Divorce. Available now: https://www.ldsdivorce.com/sacred-seasons-of-divorce
Today Mohit and Judson are joined again by now regular podcast guest and mortage lender Yahya Chhotani in a discussion about US census data and where people moved in 2022. Spoiler! Alot of them moved to Florida! Listen in to learn just how many people moved to Florida last year and if we think this trend will continue. If you would like to connect with Yahya about getting a mortgage in Florida, you can find his calendar here. Be sure to let him know you heard him on the Moving to Florida Show! Need help with your move to Florida?You can reach us on our Moving to Florida Show Hotline by dropping a voicemail or text to 407-900-5859 Or drop us a DM on Facebook or Instagram: @movingtofloridashow and for Twitter our handle is @movingtoflshow. . If you would like to connect with us, if you have any questions, or if you need a realtor in Florida you can reach us at email@example.com. Be sure to subscribe to the show if you like our content so that it will automatically download to your device and get you one step closer to moving to Florida!
THE RAAIDERRS have their chance to go through our Off-Season Outlooks series gauntlet! Mike, Terry and Andy have a good time diving into everything Raiders. Alot of work cut out for this team but we here at the Football Function have all of the faith in the world that they are gonna land Aaron Rogers so Raider Nation have no fear your Qb is here! ONE LOVE
Deion Sanders made comments about single parent households that are causing controversy.
Listen in as the Rangers Ed boys cover the last 4 games against Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Rangers were on a 7-game winning streak until losing to the Flames in OT and on a 8 game point streak until losing to the Jets in regulation. Lafreniere gets his first power play goal of his career. Mika reaches the 30-goal mark for the third time in his career all with the Rangers. Tyler Motte comes back to play for the Blueshirts after being traded from Ottawa for Julien Gauthier and a 2023 conditional 7th round draft pick. Igor seems to be riding the struggle bus recording a save percentage under .900 for his last 4 starts. Alot of moves are being made around the league with the trade deadline approaching, listen to this week's Rangers Ed 150 to get caught up around the league. Follow Us:Instagram: @rangers_ed.podTwitter: @rangers_edpodFacebook: Rangers Ed Podcast
IN THIS EPISODE OF TALK UP DI TINGZ PODCAST WE GET INTO THE THINGS OF THE THINGS WITH THESE TWO BEAUTIFUL LADIES! IT GETS REAL DEEP AND SPICY CHILEEEE! MAKE SURE Y'ALL LISTEN THIS ENTIRE EPISODE! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
We're back at it again with pitchers and catchers already in camp. We decide which caps are best suited for this years Hall of Fame class to be represented on their busts, remember some heroic feats by players in uniforms where players actually saved fans from danger and we check up one on disgruntled listener. In our main story this week we learn about baseball's very first All-Star game which took place at the Fashion Race Course, a horse track the saw a best of three series between New York's finest baseballers of the day. A series which was truly innovative in many ways for the game. We rip some 2000 Topps for this week's Wax Pack Heroes as we wind down the season. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
The game becomes different in the post-season, and you have to do some things differently while also maintaining your routine. This week, Tony and I break down some things that you need to consider as you move further and further into the post-season, from what to worry about to what you should not be doing. Alot of great thoughts shared this week!
Picard is gonna meet with Insect Aliens, The Holodeck get some upgrades, Jan is sick, The Holobois spend ALOT of time talking about Disneyland vs Disney World oh and its the OG Holodeck malfunction Ep (if you don't count the Animated Series (which we don't because it was the Rec Room)) this week on…THE HOLODECK!!!! Hosted by Marc Cooper, Darius Hamilton-Smith, Dylan Hamilton-Smith and Jan Lefrancois-Gijzen Computer Voice provided by Verona Blue Music by "b o d y l i n e" available on Bandcamp We're a fan podcast! You can help us keep the podcast running by donating at ko-fi.com/holodeck Join the Trek to the Holodeck Discord! https://discord.gg/YzxfCU5A
In this episode we return to the “Worst Of” from episodes 21-30, and they talk about Laura Lindly. Alot. The Regrettable Podcast brought to you by Laura Lindly Attorney at Law.Check us out on social media, or send us an email at email@example.com. All music and production credits host Tyler Massey. Jay Lindly and Patrick... The post Episode 106: “Worst Of” Part 3 first appeared on The Ouachita Podcasts.
Lucky Lucky Me! I got to spend some of Super Bowl Sunday with my sister, Annie (who was cheering for Kansas City), and my East Coast Buddy Doug (who was cheering for Philly). And while KC came out on top of the actual football game, I definitely think I was the big winner on Sunday as the three of us hung out to talk about our favorite Football Films and TV Shows. This episode might surprise a few of you because some of the more traditional favorites in the world of football movies are not represented in our lists, but remember...this is a pop culture opinion show, and my co-hosts and I have ALOT of opinions! What topics do you want us to take on next? We want to hear from you!! Hello@thetopfivepodcast.com
LinkedIn ads: Worth the spend or a waste of money? I'm not gonna lie, I was a little skeptical of performance based marketing such as LinkedIn ads. I've seen and heard about a lot of companies spending ALOT of money on their LinkedIn ads and then getting absolutely 0 in return To be fair, a lot of this is because they don't have the right campaign, audience, and/or creative I had the pleasure of speaking to Justin Rowe, the founder and CMO of Impactable (One of the premier LinkedIn ad agencies) and as you can imagine I had a TON of questions for him! Things like: -Who are LinkedIn ads for? -How do you set up a successful campaign? -How long should it take to see an ROI on your investment? -What is the biggest reasons LinkedIn ads fail? -Is it more about the creative (Content) or the way the campaign and audience are set up? And Justin answered ALL of them and went a couple layers deeper! If you are even remotely curious about LinkedIn ads, or are using them currently, this is a must watch/listen! Check out Justin and his company too: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-rowe-4043339b/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexbsheridan TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTdHkmbFb/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/AlexBSheridan Website: Impaxs.com
I Help Moms- Experts Making Motherhood Easier
On todays episode I discuss how I learned ALOT transitioning from a thriving career as a Professional Sports Executive to a mom of 3. Stay tuned until tip 5 as it's probably the most important and underutilized question parents should be asking. Cheers to not just surviving but truly thriving! Ask your specific questions to our www.ihelpmoms.com expert coaches to truly step into your greatest journey in motherhood! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
What keeps women in midlife from having great sex? Body image. That's the short answer. Of course, there are many other factors like stress, trauma, and symptoms of perimenopause that get in the way of experiencing sexual pleasure after 40. But if you don't feel sexy in your body, if you can't give yourself permission to experience sex differently than you did in your 20s and 30s, your sexual well-being is shot. I'm talking with Sarah Rose Bright an Intimacy and Sex Coach, and the founder of The Sexy Life Podcast. She helps women and couples enjoy sex and pleasure by creating deeper intimate relationships in midlife. Listen to our conversation as we discuss the intersection of body image and sexuality for women in their 40s and 50s. Here's what you'll learn: How Sarah defines a healthy intimate relationship. Sarah's advice on how to keep a healthy sexual relationship going while experiencing body changes in midlife Why letting go of assumptions, expectations, and performance is key to sexual satisfaction in midlife How your desire for sex can change in midlife - including how you want to experience it. How to look after your sexual health (including your parts, vulva, and vagina) in midlife Sarah's 3 tips on how to have a positive experience with sexuality in midlife If you're struggling with sexual well-being after 40, this episode will help validate your experience, answer your question "why me," and help you find pleasure in the bedroom in midlife. Get show notes and resources at www.alpinenutrition.org/blog Watch the video on the Savor Food and Body YouTube Channel Sexuality and food have ALOT in common. How's your relationship with food? Take the quiz to find out! Don't miss an episode! Subscribe, rate, comment, and share. This kindness helps other women in midlife find the show too! Resources: *Book - Second Spring by Kate Codrington *Book - The Pleasure Gap by Katherine Rowland Sign up for Sarah's newsletter and guided audio practice for breast massage https://www.sarahrosebright.co.uk/breast-massage-gift/ Website - www.sarahrosebright.co.uk Book a call with Sarah - https://calendly.com/sarahrosebright The Sexy Life Podcast - https://the-sexy-life-podcast.captivate.fm/listen Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahrosebright/ Youtube - http://youtube.com/c/sarahrosebright Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sarahrose.bright *These are affiliate links to Bookshop.org Erotic Blueprint Quiz https://theblueprintbreakthrough.com
"Alot of times, donors are just viewed as genetic material." Melissa, an egg donor for two years, shares her experience with anonymous donation. Now that she has children she wonders what happened with her donations. She wonders if the kids are alright. She expresses her willingness to be open and connect with the recipient parents and children, while also respecting boundaries. If you'd like to learn more about how to prepare to connect, I've got some resources for you! Making Contact is a how-to guide to prepare for contact whether you are a donor, donor conceived person or recipient parent. Link for more: https://three-makes-baby-preparation-and-parenting1.teachable.com/p/making-contact
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Two hundred shows in and we've still got alot to talk about. We consider re-branding the pod due to some of the new baseball rules for this season, we catch up with Joe West in retirement and see he's found the internet, we listen to Steve Cohen's plans for Bobby Bonilla Day and lament the projected stole base totals for next year. In the main story we take a look at the number 200 and compare so season and career numbers for some memorable players, plus, listener voice mail! Some get it and some are from Milwaukee. Plus a special Second Best and Wax Pack Heroes. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
Claiming Simplicity - Simple Living, Reduce Expenses, Homesteading, Gardening, Quality Family Time, Slow Living, Minimalism
Hello Friend It was really amazing how little I spent on food last month with our no spend challenge and I thought there is no reason we can't eat like this all year because we wasted so much less. I honestly don't like cooking anything that is putsy or takes alot of time, so my goal is to have simple, thrifty, and healthy meals! Make a meal plan for the week using what you have in your refrigerator, pantry and freezer. Only buy what you need for those meals. Look at your schedule and see what is going on for the week. If you are buying in bulk, make sure you are rotating the items so they get used up and you are only buying foods you really like and use alot. The most expensive food is the food you don't eat, so try to buy only what you are going to use that week. Skip the unhealthy snacks because their cost adds up really fast. If you want snacks, find new recipes that you can make from scratch because they will be so much healthier and most likely much better tasting as well. Many times these items are super simple to make yourself and are quick snacks to make homemade. This tip alone could save you hundreds of dollars each month. Some really easy swaps are homemade yogurt and homemade granola, muffins, chips, dips, crackers and cheese-its, bars & cookies (which I think are so much tastier) and the list goes on and on-just remember to keep it to simple snack recipes so that you are likely to make them again because they are quick. Swap out homemade items for staple pantry items you can make yourself quickly. This will save you ALOT money. When you start making your own condensed soups,dry mixes ect and see how simple it is, there won't be a need to spend a larger amount of money on convenience items because you know how easy it is and also, you will know the ingredients you are using and it will taste so much better!! Saving money and learning how to make your own foods is an important skill to have as we continue to see grocery prices rise. It is just an extra benefit to being able to have better tasting food that is healthier for you without all the additives and preservatives in the store bought food. I am compiling a list of my favorite recipes that I like to use to swap out the expensive food/mixes from the store, so if you want to get on the wait list, just send me an email and say wait list! Join our Community of Christian Moms -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/claimingsimplicity/ Email -> email@example.com Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/claimingsimplicity/ You Tube -> https://www.youtube.com/@claimingsimplicity/ Have a fantastic day! Monica
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Speak Seductively with Kyle and Lilly
Welcome to our 122nd episode with a very special friend of ours - Annabel Allan. Annabel is a frequent guest and has co-hosted several episodes with us over the years. Why? Well, she is just that damn interesting! When researching for this episode I asked Annabel what she'd been up to... Alot, way more than I will repeat here, you just have to give the episode a listen. What I will do is give you her website address and encourage you to give it a look. https://annabelallan.com/ Oh yeah, if you haven't read her books, that would be a good place to start. Before we move to the episode I want to end his with a recommendation I found on Annabel's web-site from another author friend: "One author whose work I highly recommend is author Annabel Allan, who really knows her stuff when it comes to writing about BDSM and thrilling, suspenseful erotic romances." -Estelle Pettersen, via her blog --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kyle-canon/message
G-G-G-G-UNIT!!!!this episode of the podcast will serve a a tribute to G-Unit and their cultural domination in music and influence during the early 2000s in rap culture. as we celebrate Black History Month, we discussed the crew of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck & The Game and their respective debut albums and how they transcended into a global empire. from the record label, movies, video games, vitamin water, clothing, sneakers, mixtapes to ALOT of rap beef. this episode gives the definitive answer to what a "G-Unit Soldier" was...PROTECT YA NECK - - Text The "Bird Talk" Hotline at (404) 445-4645 to submit a topic Email: RunningTrizz@gmail.comInstagram: @RunningTrizzSupport the show
Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Alot to cover this week. The Mariners commit the unforgivable sin, batting lineups or lack of, Yogi Berra and TBS tangle and our listeners help us out with some more stolen baseball election news. Our main topic was the one nobody asked for but you're going to get it anyways. Hit By Pitch, some guys are just pitch magnets so we want to give them their due. We explore the HBP rule as well as some famous HBP in games and the players hand them out and those who take them. Plus we open some AAA cards in this week's Wax Pack Heroes. Don't forget, you can leave us a message at 607-216-8811. Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/TwoStrikeNoise/ Twitter - @twostrikenoise Instagram - @twostrikenoise Two Strike Noise on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh7epD-mqT9qCIV7CNqhog Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/twostrikenoise E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ #podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards
Claiming Simplicity - Simple Living, Reduce Expenses, Homesteading, Gardening, Quality Family Time, Slow Living, Minimalism
Hey Friend! I was pretty excited to only spend $73 on groceries last month-especially with the food prices right now! I am so grateful that my family hunts and fishes, we grow and preserve our own food, and have chickens for meat and fresh eggs_especially with the price of eggs right now! I used to advise people to eat eggs for an evening meal at least once per week to save money, but now they aren't going to save a whole lot on that!! My first week of the challenge, I ended up spending $30 because I hadn't been grocery shopping for a few weeks and I need to buy some extra fruit as we were running low and in our area of the country, we aren't able to grow fresh fruit for months due to below freezing temps, so that seems to be our biggest expense because I like to buy organic as much as possible and I don't can very much fruit because we like fresh fruit. I do freeze some fruits, but my frozen apples are gone, but we do still have strawberries. The rest of the week, we ate egg meals for breakfast because I was running low on milk, venison, potatoes and corn, I made a large pot of chicken wild rice soup because I had most of the supplies on hand and we make our own broth, we had a potato, burger and cheese hash, tacos, roast,potatoes, green beans. The second week I made a huge pan of hash to last us most of the week. That is shredded hashbrowns, pork sausage, and eggs-sometimes I put peppers in this, but we didn't have those on hand. I like to make alot because we like heating it up during the week for breakfast or lunch. I always make large batches of everything whenever I cook because then I have to cook alot less often. Our breakfast can be something as simple as yogurt, smoothies, sourdough dishes, eggs, oatmeal and then we can use leftovers for lunches so I only concentrate on a quick dinner meal. I have not had enough ingredients to make double the meals to freeze like I usually do, but I'm sure I will get back to that when I am done trying to eat mostly out of the pantry and freezer. I had alot of cubed zucchini in the freezer and made some zuchinni lasagna with our canned spaghetti sauce, burger and cheese that we had-it is one of our favorite meals-so much flavor and it is really quick to make. I also made some chicken tacos with chicken in the freezer, venison sloppy joes and french fries, sourdough pizza crust pizza, and chilli. Of course we always have sourdough bread and treats throughout the week as well! So week 2 I only spent $26 because we still had fruit from the week before, but we did have to buy some raw milk to make our greek yogurt and also to have on hand as we ran out the first week along with a few other items.. The 3rd week I spent nothing and we had stroganoff with our homemade sour cream,and venison, one meal was chicken, potatoes, and corn, another was chicken fettuccine with our homemade noodles and homegrown chickens, venison burgers and our homemade french fries we freeze in the fall with the potato crop, , potato soup, omlets and spaghetti squash spaghetti and meatballs, canned pickles, and sourdough garlic bread. I'm being very intentional about what I buy at the store and I am not buying any extra food to stock the cupboards like I normally do when it is on sale. And week 4. I only spent $17. Sourdough pizza, sourdough skillet, eggbake, roast and potatoes, burrito bowls, chicken and sweet potatoes, and fish and french fries. We also ate similar breakfasts to the weeks above and usually leftovers for lunches. The biggest expense we have saved on was not buying snacks and making them all homemade because my kids found some recipes using ingredients we already had, so that was another win from our challenge. Even though I have only been buying the few items for the meals we need week by week, I have not felt deprived at all. It is so nice to have so many nutrient dense foods from our garden,chickens, hunting, and fishing. We will eventually need to buy more groceries just for the simple fact that our pantry staples like flour, sugar, olive oil and spices will eventually be getting low, but I'm actually encouraged to see how long I can actually go without spending more than 120-150/month. Could I do this most of the year? Possibly!I am going to try! And you possibly could too! I know months that we have Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, we wouldn't be able to since we probably spend a few hundred each holiday for over 25 people, but most other months~especially in the summer and Fall when our garden is producing, we definitely could spend less. If you need help with this, let me know-send me your ingredients and I can help you get creative with your meals! Join our Community of Christian Moms -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/claimingsimplicity/ Email -> email@example.com Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/claimingsimplicity/ Monica
Greetings, Village! #DailyAfricanProverbs takes us to #Nigeria The Proverb says: "Give thanks for the little, and you will find a lot." Be grateful for the small blessings in life - they add up to make a big difference. Appreciate every single moment, no matter how seemingly insignificant it may seem. Acknowledge and be thankful for all that you have - there's always something to be thankful for! There is value in taking time to appreciate the small things in life and show your appreciation for them. Join us on #AFIAPodcast to listen to our latest episode at 6 am PST/5 pm Share your thoughts on this proverb in the comments below. SUBSCRIBE to get Daily African Proverbs and their meaning in your life https://rb.gy/jdavpn Book Your Next Adventure: https://onevibeexperience.com/10-day-kenya/#book-now My New Book: Get your copy of Rooted In Love and dive deep into the world of love, and self-discovery. https://store.bookbaby.com/book/rooted-in-love RESOURCES: 1. Descript: Get the perfect production setup with Descript - the audio and video editing experts that make sure your content looks top-notch. https://www.descript.com/?lmref=877QnQ 2. Hostwinds: Get your web hosting sorted with HostWinds – the Webhosting experts that make sure you don't have to worry about your website. https://www.hostwinds.com/12980.html 3. Ecamm: Get the perfect streaming setup with Ecamm Live - the live streaming experts that make sure your show looks polished and professional. https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=simon80 ******************************
Episode Summary Margaret and Nadia talk about harm reduction, what it is, how it relates to community preparedness, strategies for including harm reduction in your preparedness routines, and a little bit of history and legality as relates to different kinds of drug use. Guest Info Nadia works with Next Distro and can be found at https://nextdistro.org/ Host Info Margaret can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Transcript LLWD: Nadia on Harm Reduction Margaret 00:15 Hello, and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm your host today, Margaret killjoy. And today, I am really excited about this episode, I think you'll all get a lot out of it. I guess I say that every time but I wouldn't record these episodes, if I didn't think you would get a lot out of them. Today, we are talking about harm reduction. And we were talking about preparedness that includes drug users. Because, if you think you don't know any drug users, you just don't know anyone who is willing to tell you that they're a drug user. And we will talk about that and a lot more. But first, this podcast is a proud member of the Channel Zero network of anarchists podcasts. And here's a jingle from another show on the network. Margaret 01:01 Okay, we're back. And if you could introduce yourself with your name, your pronouns. And then kind of a little bit about your background about the kind of stuff that we're gonna be talking about today. Nadia 01:52 Yeah, sure, hey, Margaret. My name is Nadia, I use they or she pronouns. And I am a harm reductionist, a drug user. And I have both worked at in-person syringe service programs, and currently work for an online meal based program, where we ship safer drinking supplies to folks all over the country. Margaret 02:16 That's cool. So we talked about having you on, because we wanted to talk about preparedness that includes the drug users in your community, whether the person listening to this as drug user, or whether they care about drug users in their community. And I know it's a big open question, but I kind of wanted to ask you that. How prepare that? Nadia 02:45 Well, you know, I think that when we talk about prepping, disaster prepping and harm reduction, they're really similar, because it's really boils down to a risk assessment and thinking critically, right? The world isn't black and white, it's not really an easy question to answer, for example, should I evacuate or not in a disaster? Similarly, how do I protect myself as a drug user, in a world that isn't concerned about my health or safety? And you know, for people who historically lack access to resources, and healthcare, I think talking about how to prepare or what readiness looks like, is especially important. Margaret 03:28 So, I guess I kind of want to start with some of the practical questions. It's like, what are the things that one should do that are different from what one would otherwise do? Like I'm like thinking about like, even for my own sake, right. Like, I'm like, like people say, like, carry Narcan, for example, like, how does one access that? What is the shelf life on that? Is that a thing that if community like mutual aid groups or individuals who have like large stashes of things or whatever? Is it like worth having a bunch of. Is it depend on community access? Is it better to just like, specifically coordinate with existing harm reduction and like needle exchange groups in your area? Like, it seems to me that like, like, one of the prepper mindset things is like, "Oh, there's a thing I need, I should go out and get a bunch of it". Right? And my instinct here is that maybe that rather than run out and get a bunch of say, Narcan, it would be more about like, be aware of how people can access that and which groups do distribute that and then maybe have like enough for me to carry around? I don't know. Yeah, like, I guess let's start with Narcan. What's What's the Narcan? Nadia 04:40 Sure. Um, so for folks that are listening that don't know, Narcan or naloxone is a medication that will reverse an opioid overdose. And you know, it, it should be kept in a relatively temperature stable area, but there's there's been a lot of studies on it. And they have shown that it maintains its efficacy, much past expiration dates and the kind of temperature parameters. So you don't want to keep it somewhere freezing or super hot, but it is more resilient than you think. And having some naloxone is better than having none. And you mentioned, you know, going out and sort of stocking up. And I think that this is a broader conversation about prepping too, the difference between being ready and hoarding, right, yeah, and sometimes that line definitely gets blurry. Do you really need 100 pounds of rice? Are you going to go through it before it gets bad? Do you have a proper place to store it? I mean, you can talk about naloxone in the same way. And you know, just like you can keep Narcan in your bag. If you're going to a show going to a bar, you can also keep some in your gobag, if you have one, to evacuate, for example. Margaret 06:06 What's the....you know, I usually present myself as sort of the the person who pretends like she doesn't know what she's asking in these episodes, but I actually don't know as much about this as I would like. Alot of my friends are way more knowledgeable about this stuff. Like what is the difference between Narcan and naloxone? And how would I go about getting some to carry around with me? Nadia 06:29 Sure. So Narcan is really just a brand name, that's the the nasal spray. Naloxone is the actual medication. You can pick it up from certain service programs in your area. If you don't have a needle exchange in your area, you can go just Google Next Distro. We mail Naloxone to folks, so just check the website, see if you live in a state or an area where we do that. But we do try to encourage people to sort of seek out resources where they live. But yeah, there's there's a lot of different organizations, everything from sort of anarchist collectives, running needle exchanges to health departments that are, you know, offering trainings and providing Narcan. Margaret 07:19 What's the legality of it? Nadia 07:21 So, as far as you know, carrying it with you, there is what is called a standing order. It's basically a sort of blanket prescription. You can go to the pharmacy, purchase Naloxone, it can be prohibitively expensive, especially if you don't have insurance, which is why I kind of mentioned, you know, needle exchanges and health departments first. But I think, you know, as far as having it on your person, it's not going to be a situation where it's illegal. However, we know that cops like to fuck with people. So if you do happen to have Naloxone, and you have syringes on you, I'm not going to say you'll be fine. However, the law is on your side in that regard. And another piece of that, too, is different states have different Good Samaritan laws. So if you are with someone that is experiencing an overdose, in many states, not all, you can call 911, without the fear or threat of potentially being arrested for small possession, or things like that. They are very narrow in a lot of places. But that's something that you're going to want to look into for your state. Margaret 08:37 So it's like, this makes sense, like so probably, if I have some drugs on me and my friend has some drugs on me and my friend overdoses. There's a fear of involving the medical establishment because there's a fear of me or the person who's overdosing getting arrested for what we have on them. Is that what you're saying that this law protects? Like, yeah, in some states protects people about? Nadia 09:00 So you know, there's, there's a lot of stigma, right? And you know, just the the illegality piece. And at the end of the day there, there is an overdose crisis in the United States, in many places. And so these laws are designed to sort of take some of that fear away. And if you are responding to someone who's experiencing an overdose, you don't have to tell 911 when you call that this person is on drugs or that they are overdosing. You can just merely describe the symptoms and what is happening to them. For example, this person is not breathing, they're turning blue. I can't hear a heartbeat, whatever it might be. And you know, if you do have to leave and you have given them Naloxone, you can just leave the vials or or the package next to the person that way when EMS does arrive, they do know "Okay, this person has been given Narcan, "and they can kind of go from there, Margaret 09:59 Right. Okay, so like if you have reasons that you don't want to interact with emergency personnel and need to leave the scene, okay. Nadia 10:07 Yeah, and you have options. And that's kind of the whole thing about harm reduction, right? It's a pragmatic approach to drug use and a realistic one. And so, you know, that's why there, there are no hard and fast rules of do this, or don't do this, but, you know, sort of a continuum of human behavior. And, you know, acknowledging the risks at any point of it. Margaret 10:30 I want to come back to that in a little bit, because I want to have this whole conversation about what harm reduction...like why the work that y'all do is so like, philosophically important, to like disaster preparedness, and probably life in general. But first, I want to, I want to keep talking about some of this stuff, like with, like, you're talking about the, you know, there's an overdose crisis in the United States, I feel like everyone, on some level knows that. And one of the things that's so interesting to me, I would think I was thinking about before we did this episode is that it's like, you know, this is all about like, disaster preparedness, right? The whole show. And it feels like a lot of communities and certainly including drug communities. I don't know the way phrase that..... Nadia 11:18 You can say, "people who use drugs." Margaret 11:20 Okay. But so there is a disaster happening right now. Like, there is a crisis. Like there's a reason we call it crisis, you know, it's like a really fucking bad thing. And I'm wondering if, without necessarily going into it, like, too great, but I'm curious, like, what is happening? Like, what is what's happening right now? Why is everyone OD'ing? , Nadia 11:44 Well, you know, there's a lot of different facets to the overdose crisis and a lot of different solutions. Some of them sort of more triage, you know, we were just talking about Naloxone, and, and it's a great medication, it saves lives. But ultimately, what we really need is a safe supply of drugs. If people are aware and knowledgeable of what they're taking, how potent it is, if there are any adulterants in it, you know, that's where we would like to go. Obviously, drugs are illegal. Most drugs are illegal in most places in the United States. And, you know, there there has been pushes for access to safe supply in places like Canada in, you know, I believe Oregon has, has I think, legalized some drugs, right? You can purchase I think mushrooms now. Don't quote me on that. I'm not actually familiar with Oregon law. Margaret 12:46 Anyone listening this, you can go out and buy mushrooms legally. And if the police stop you, you can say "it''s okay. It's not a crime." Don't do that. Okay. Anyway. Yeah. Nadia 12:57 I mean, you know, philosophically, it's not a crime. It's not a crime to do drugs. And, you know, the, the idea that some of these drugs are illegal, and some of them aren't, really, is sort of goes back to like this puritanical history of our country. You know, why is alcohol legal when we know that drunk driving rates are through the roof, and you know, it can cause incredible damage to your body over time. But then, you know, smoking marijuana is, is still illegal in a lot of places. where I live, for sure, especially in the south. So, you know, I think that there's there's that moral component Margaret 13:38 So we should bring back prohibition? Nadia 13:40 Yeah, exactly. And so I think, you know, as far as having access to drugs that are safe, drugs, that that you know, what you're getting, you know, I think that we don't want to short....when I say 'we,' I mean people who use drugs, I mean, people in the harm reduction community. We don't want to shortchange ourselves. I don't want to say, "Oh, well, the overdose crisis would be so much better if everyone had not Narcan." Yes, that's true. But that's a temporary fix, Margaret 14:11 Right. It's...no, that's such a good point. Because I feel like that's like the...I know I owe came out the gate with like that as the first thing that was on my mind. And I, and I'm, like, kind of embarrassed about that because it's such the like, it's the band aid we always keep getting presented. And it's like a real good band aid. It's more like the tourniquet we keep getting presented. But, it does seem like yeah, what you're talking about decriminalization, it's almost like when you make things illegal, it doesn't make the problem go away. Nadia 14:40 Yeah, and you know, I think about it in terms of living under capitalism for so long our entire lives, right. And you get to a point where it's hard to think about solutions outside of the current system. We're so focused on kind of again, that that triage, right, how do we make things better within this oppressive state that we live in? But really, ultimately, the goal should be moving past that and moving beyond it, right? Margaret 15:11 Yeah. Yeah. So to go back with preparedness, I know that you do a little bit of preparedness yourself. We talked before we started recording about, you know, canned vegetables and things like that. How does it impact your preparedness, both that you are a drug user, and also that you, like, care about and take drug users into consideration in your preparedness? Nadia 15:40 Yeah, I mean, I think a lot of it is planning, right? I'm gonna use the example of of evacuating, I lived in the Gulf South for a very long time. Hurricanes were a yearly occurrence. And so I had to think about it a lot. But, you know, just in terms of what your risk is, and making a decision based on that, for example, if you are evacuating, do you bring drugs with you and sort of chance getting pulled over? Or do you try and score in a new place? And you have to decide what the bigger risk is for you. For example, if I'm driving with five of my friends in an unregistered van with acab stickers all over it, I might not want to be riding dirty, I might not want to have drugs on me. Versus, you know, if I am going somewhere completely unfamiliar to me, I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to score when I get there. It might be worth the risk, right? And so thinking of those things in advance is really important. And the longer you wait in an emergency situation, the longer it's going to take you to get out of that cone of impact, right? If you wait to the last minute, there's going to be you know, traffic on the road, it's harder to to get out, it's harder to find a hotel room, for example. So really, that thinking of it in advance, you know, I think can save you a lot of critical time when you need to act. Margaret 17:10 Yeah. Yeah, like, I don't envy a lot of my friends who live in the Gulf South, are like, "What do I need?" And I'm like, I don't know, a house in the mountains somewhere. And then I'm like, No, that doesn't. That doesn't help. You know, I can't just tell people that. Nadia 17:26 Well, and I mean, you know, we're talking about preparedness, we're talking about disaster prep. And, you know, a lot of places that haven't had to deal with disasters, like hurricanes or flooding, or wildfires are seeing more and more of that now. And there's a greater impact on bipoc, queer and trans folks, disabled people, you know, marginalized groups whose access to resources is already more limited. And, you know, I think we really need to look towards communities that have been repeatedly harmed, especially by structural and environmental racism, I think they're best informed as to how to survive and how to support each other. And I don't want to say just in the Gulf south, but I'm talking about Flint, Michigan, I'm talking about, you know, Jackson, Mississippi, there's a lot of places where, you know, people are painfully aware that no one is coming to save you. It could be weeks or months for FEMA to arrive. In many places, local governments rely on mutual aid networks and charity groups to provide support. And so that kind of vacuum speaks to the importance of building dual power. Because it leaves the field open, I think for kind of any group that wants to become entrenched or inevitability, to sort of step up, right, whether that's a homophobic church group, right wing militias, especially in rural or remote areas, because, people remember who took care of them. You know, that's one of the reasons why the Black Panthers were such a threat with free breakfast programs and community care, is why Food Not Bombs is illegal in some places. There's just there's a lot of power in community sufficiency. Margaret 19:23 Yeah. I mean, and so you, you mentioned that there's like lessons that you draw from these specific places, especially bipoc. communities that are under like constant threat. What are some of the lessons that you feel like you draw from that? I mean, besides the one that you just pointed out, maybe that's the answer to the question, what you point out that like, building mutual aid networks and stuff like that, but.... Nadia 19:45 Yeah, absolutely, figuring out who is in your support network. Also in a disaster or crisis situation, how will you communicate with that network is really important. You know, do folks know where you're staying and vice versa? Yeah. Also, you know, we're talking right now and 2022, almost 2023, the COVID pandemic isn't over. So figuring out how you can shelter places safely, you know, do you have masks on hand? That sort of thing. And then going back to prepping for people who use drugs, stocking up on drugs, you know, you might be thinking, "Oh, well, after the fact, I can just XYZ," whatever your plan is, but what if your dealer evacuated? You know? And, you know, the, as far as staying with other people, how do they feel about drug use? Does everyone know where the naloxone is and how to use it, you know, disasters are stressful, you might be dealing with extreme temperatures, hunkering down with people and their different temperaments, and, you know, for most of us to, stress impacts drug use, and it's important to keep that in mind. If you're, you know, for example, trying to cut back or regulate your use. I think all of these things, you know, are useful for people who use drugs, but ultimately, I think they're all skills or at least, you know, aspects of preparing that are beneficial for anyone. Margaret 21:14 Yeah. Well, so interesting, because it you know, normally we think of like, okay, if you can get more of a medication that you need ahead of time, right? That's great. And, you know, there's this limitation, it's actually very similar limitation, the limitation is legality. In this case of like, you know, it's, it's sometimes very hard for people who even have a prescription to get more than, you know, a month's worth of supply or whatever, at a time of any given prescription. And it's, it's something that people run up against a lot. And then obviously, with, I don't know, whether the way to phrase it as street drugs or not, or like drugs that are not being bought through the pharmaceutical networks or whatever, you know, there's an accessibility that is hit and miss. And then there's also an increased danger of stockpiling, because it seems like the the level of risk that you're carrying for getting busted changes a lot based on how much of any given drug you have on you. Nadia 22:11 Yeah, definitely. And I do want to kind of speak to one of the pieces you talked about, as far as having medications, you know, if you're on prescription medications, you know, you can check in with your provider, see, if you can get a larger refill than normal say, you know, instead of 30 days, can you get a 60 day supply, especially for people who use drugs, who might be on, you know, medication assisted treatment, they might be taking methadone, naltrexone, and, you know, these are highly effective in terms of either regulating your use, or perhaps, you know, not using it all. But they can be difficult to access. And in some places, it's harder to pick up the prescription for Vivitrol or suboxone because of stigma, because pharmacists, you know, have this idea of, of drug users, or they just might not know the the regulations and laws in their area. And you might not know them either, because you're new. So, I think that checking in, like I said, with providers ahead of time, if that's possible, and you know, doing what you can in terms of stocking up, but this, that whole plan needs the assistance of people in the medical field. And even they have, you know, that kind of stigma, unfortunately, Margaret 23:33 Yeah, yeah. To self insert this, I got refused a COVID shot because I was wearing a harm reduction shirt once. Nadia 23:41 Wait, why what was the excuse that they gave you? Margaret 23:45 I went in, I was like this dirty punk wearing a Steady Collective shirt, which is the harm reduction group in Asheville, North Carolina. And I, it's funny, I feel like it's like Stolen Valor that I wear this shirt. Because people like when I wore in Asheville people were like, I love what you do. And "I'm like, thanks. What I do is I designed the logo." And the reason I wear the shirt is because I designed the logo for it. So I'm very proud of...and it's just crossed hypodermic needles. And Nadia 24:13 It's a cool logo. Margaret 24:14 Thanks. Thanks. And I was in like, rural fucking right wing California. And I wanted a COVID booster. And so I went into the pharmacy. I found out ahead of time that this particular pharmacy did walk ins. And I walked in, and the the pharmacist at the counter was talking to a doctor who was in line in front of me. And they were both just complaining about drug users. And they were just both sitting there being like, "Oh, these damned, you know, junkies," or whatever. I don't remember how they phrased it, but it wasn't polite. And then like the person finally leaves and I walk up and I'm like, Yall take walk ins? and she's like, "No." And I'm like, "Can I make an appointment? And she's like, "Not for today." Nadia 24:59 That is wild. I mean, also you have a lot of people in the medical community that don't really believe that COVID is a thing or that vaccines are effective. I mean, you can have an anti Vaxxer pharmacist, which is, yeah, I mean, Margaret 25:16 And, like, this is such a, like, I face stigma once....I so it's like, it's really easy for me to imagine after that, that like, of course, people face stigma coming in and picking up their fucking medications, if they're like, the kinds of medications that are, like methadone and stuff like that. That's fucked up. I don't know, that sucks. Nadia 25:40 Yeah, and I mean, you know, we're talking about COVID. And I think harm reduction is a huge piece of you know, how we can kind of move through the world right now. People are continuing to die and be disabled by COVID. And, you know, we were talking a little bit before, before we started about, you know, kind of the beginning of COVID. And I was really optimistic at first kind of seeing mutual aid networks spring up and more people coming to the realization that the government will kill us for the sake of the economy. But you know, now I think even in radical spaces, that sort of care and community level protection has given way to the more mainstream sentiment or desire to return to normalcy. And that's just something that isn't possible. And it's not desirable to many, many people for whom normalcy was oppressive and a danger. Yeah, you know, I think that, especially as anarchists or folks that consider themselves radical, preppers, as well, we know that we keep us safe, right? That's kind of the tagline. But, that should also apply to immunocompromised people as well, and disabled folks. And, you know, now, I think it's a really great time to take stock of your existing protocols, and safety measures and sort of ask if those things that you're doing or not doing are still in line with what our current risk is. And right now, going into winter, you know, nationally, over 10% of tests are coming back positive. And we know that we're severely under testing, and we know that COVID reinfections, wear down your immunity. That increases your risk for long COVID or kind of lingering COVID symptoms, and, you know, makes people more susceptible to things like the flu, RSV, or Strep A, all three of which we're seeing a surge of in this winter. Margaret 27:43 Yay. Yeah. I think about it, like the fact that...I don't know how to put this. Like, I wear a mask for the same reason I carry a gun. And it...and not that I want everyone to carry guns, that is a very personal decision based on the legality and the threat models that you're facing. Bu,t I carry a gun, so that it is harder for someone to murder me and it is harder for someone to murder the people I care about who are near me, right? I wear a mask, so that I am less likely to die, and other people around me are less likely to die. This seems like such a, like the idea that there's people who are like preppers or prepper adjacent, who are anti mask, and then anti vaccine is just so nonsensical to me. And I mean, I do think that like protocols do like, they do need to shift, we do need to realize it as we realize that this is endemic, and you know, we can't...like we probably can't just say no more live music in the course of human history. Right? Nadia 28:58 I would hope not. Margaret 29:00 But I especially like, when I walk into the grocery store, there is literally no cost to me to wear a mask. There is just, there's only positive effects of me wearing a mask minus social stigma. Nadia 29:17 You know, I think that we need, if we're going to survive, care, kindness, and a lot of grace. Which requires us to acknowledge that there's a huge cognitive dissonance people are dealing with right now. We're three years into a global pandemic that's killed six and a half million people around the world, the rise of fascism, I mean, there's a lot and people's responses are going to vary wildly. Kind of the metaphor I like to use is, it sort of feels like a house fire. And we've all just gone through this traumatic experience, and we've run out of the house in the middle of the night, and everyone is sort of behaving in a trauma informed way, some people are trying to run back into the house, some people are claiming that there was never a fire. And, you know, it's, it's trying to take care of each other, and hold ourselves accountable to being, you know, I think responsible for our communities, but while also acknowledging, you know, this is a weird fucking time. You know, I think too, this kind of goes back a little bit to our Naloxone conversation. You know, when we talk about masks, when we talk about boosters, these are sort of individual steps we can take, right? But ultimately, that's, that's only a piece of it, right? We need a societal shift. We need proper air filtration in schools, we need access to rapid testing, we need the working class to have the money and ability to take time off of work when they're sick. I mean, all of these things are sort of interconnected to this larger struggle. And one way that capitalism and our sort of overlords here and Imperial core, are able to shift blame is by you know, kind of making everything this individual choice and individual responsibility when it's not at all. Margaret 31:33 No, that's such a good point. And there's it, it shows that there's even like, some of those things are small scale community, things can be done as well, like, it would be a shame for a small scale community to have to suddenly like come up with the resources to provide rapid testing to everyone constantly or whatever, right. But like, I don't know, like, helping your local venues get real good air filtration systems, you know, or like, expanding outside infrastructure in climates that allow it, and like, there are the steps that we can take that are sort of medium. They're not....And I think that's actually where anarchists and radicals actually do best is not at the individual level. And frankly, if I if I'm being honest, not necessarily at the systemic level, but like this sort of in between level, this community based this community size level of like, how do we? Yeah, I mean, we can't....the punks or the anarchists, or whatever is can't pass a mask mandate, but like, we can create, like, cultures where, when there's no reason not to, we wear masks, and we work on our air filtration. And this is really just me thinking about COVID instead of the whole point of this conversation was drug use stuff, but... Nadia 32:54 Well I mean, they're, I think they're interrelated. You know, if you are putting on a punk show, is it accessible, right? Does that mean, you know, for folks in wheelchairs, folks with, you know, mobility aids, as well as immunocompromised people, and ensuring that you know, this is a place that they have access to? Or if it's not, saying that. I at least want you to say, "Hey, this is a dangerous place for you. And, making it accessible is not our priority or isn't possible in this situation. Therefore, you can make your own decision about whether or not you want to attend." Margaret 33:36 I've been in like, an now I can't remember if it was France or Montreal, somewhere where people spoke French. I've been in places where like any anarchist event will put on the fliers the accessibility or lack of accessibility for wheelchair access. And that's such an interesting, good point, right? Because if you have to flag on it, "This is not wheelchair accessible." It means you have to think about it when you do it, right. And like, Which isn't to say you shouldn't...I don't know one way or the other about what I'm about to say, which doesn't mean like you can't put on an event if you can't find it, accessible space, but you should have to own it, and you should have to be working on making the space more accessible. Is that, uh??? I'm really talking about my ass here. I haven't I haven't been part of these conversations. But. Nadia 34:21 I mean, as someone who is struggling with long COVID still a year in, you know, I am also new to the disability conversation. And I definitely feel grateful for the folks who have been activists and have been organizing around these issues for you know, forever, honestly. And it really was shocking to me, even though I'm fairly realistic about how our society treats folks they deem unworthy or undesirable, but it was really shocking the level to which you become invisible. All. And you know, I think, to sort of shoehorn a little segue back to our orginal conversation, people who use drugs also live in that sort of liminal space, right? There's so much that is invisible about drug use. But also, this kind of caricature of drug users is sort of trotted out anytime people want to talk about society's ills, right? When people are talking about folks without homes, inevitably drug use comes up as if people aren't sitting in their houses doing drugs. They just have walls and you can't see them. Margaret 35:38 Yeah, well, and then one of the things that I really appreciate about this conversation with you is that you're talking about the implication, or the the inference that I'm picking up on, is that basically saying, It's okay, if people use drugs, that is their choice, it seems to be like, like a lot of the conversation that I've feel like I'm exposed to is this, like, we should have pity for these poor drug users, and everyone is trying to stop using drugs. Whereas, it seems like you're trying to present an alternate case where people can choose whether or not they want to engage with drugs in different ways? Nadia 36:17 Yeah, I mean, you know, harm reduction is the sort of set of principles or tenants that allows for autonomy and allows for people to make informed decisions about what they do. You know, abstinence doesn't necessarily work or isn't feasible for everyone. And so, you know, giving people the space and acknowledging that there's always going to be some risk in the things that we do, you know, helps us kind of approach it with clear eyes. But the I think the moral question around using drugs really does us a disservice. Doing drugs is fun, and cool. And that is, I think, an important message to have out there because, you know, so often, we're just inundated with all of the terrible things that can happen to you. And again, this is normal human behavior. This is normal behavior in other other species, you've got monkeys eating, you know, fruit that's gone, gone bad and getting drunk, you've got bears eating psychedelic honey. We do this because it's enjoyable. And to deny it that, I think, sort of leaves us on our back foot in terms of "Okay, well, how do we do this safely?" Margaret 37:41 Yeah, presenting as this is a bad thing that someone shouldn't have done and now we have to deal with the bad parts, as compared to being like, every animal on the planet wants to do this, we should figure out ways that people can have freedom to do it as safely as they want or to not do it, if they don't want. Nadia 38:07 Right, and you know, both are fine. It's also cool to not do drugs. I do want to put that out there. But as a drug user, you know, this touches on our conversation about safe supply, right? When you're buying and you don't know the quality or if there's cross contamination, obviously, a lot of folks are very concerned about things like fentanyl right now. There's also you know, other sort of fillers or things people can use. Xylazine is something that is sort of making the rounds right now that can have potential, like negative health impacts. So yeah, I think this, this goes back to sort of those bigger picture solutions as opposed to the band aids. Margaret 38:55 Okay. And then, how useful is it? You know, like, as you pointed out earlier, right....Again, before, we had a long pre conversation. We knew each other back in the day for, now, people can know that about us, I guess. You know, pointing out because like, I mostly don't do drugs, but I do drink sometimes, right, and that is a drug and alcohol is absolutely a drug. It's a very dangerous drug. And it's one that I engage with very rarely, but I do engage with, and it does seem like a fairly useful comparison for talking about other drugs. Like cause there's this drug that is socially acceptable while also being massively destructive, right? And it seems like that actually maps fairly well to most of the other drugs that are like, problems for people. I don't know is that too simplistic? Nadia 39:51 No, I don't think so. You know, and that's also not to say that people don't struggle with their drug use that people you You know, might be really unhappy with their relationship to drugs. And, you know, the more openly we can talk about it and the more access to different options people have, that sort of allows them to, you know, find the most comfortable place for them. Right, there is this, you know, kind of individual piece to it, even though we're talking a lot about sort of community care, Margaret 40:24 Right. No, that's what I mean, that, in some ways, is part of why alcohol feels like such a good comparison. It's not even a comparison, it's literally a drug. It's a drug that is somehow held into a different class than the others, is that I think we all know people who....for whom alcohol is a problem. And we all know people for whom alcohol is not a problem. And then we all know, people who completely abstain from alcohol, who are in one of those two camps, if they weren't abstaining, you know? Hmm. I don't know, I'm having this like, epiphany, that should have been obvious a long time ago, I think about this. Nadia 41:02 Well, and, you know, thinking in terms of alcohol, and using that as an example of how constrained we are in terms of our choices, you know, if if you are someone that struggles with drinking, really the the options that are given to you are abstinence, right? 12 steps, complete sobriety, and the message that that is the only way that you will be able to, you know, become a functioning member of society. And the fact is that that's simply not true.You know, abstinence really doesn't work for many, many people. You know, I think most of us can remember the "Just Say No," campaigns of the 90s, or maybe the 80s, depending on how old you are. And we know those didn't work. It don't work for children, it doesn't work for adults. And, you know, I think I don't want to get too far down the rabbit hole. But I think it would be important for folks to sort of think about, "Well, why is alcohol illegal? And all these other drugs aren't?"And I think it all goes back to capitalism. It goes back to money. It goes back to social control. Margaret 42:22 Yeah. Well, ironically, one of the reasons that alcohol is legal, is that a bunch of people fought the KKK to the death to make alcohol legal. I only learned as kind of more recently when I did a bunch of....one of my other podcasts is a history podcast. And I didn't realize that the second incarnation of the KKK was like, one of their main things is that they were the foot soldiers of prohibition. They were like the Proud Boys of the prohibition era. And it was this whole thing where it was like Protestants versus everyone else, including reasonable Protestants. It was white Protestants against Irish Catholics, Italians, all of the people who were, you know, bootlegging, and all of that other stuff. And there were these like massive violent street fights. And I mean, mostly, it was massive violence, street fights about fuck you, you're the KKK, we want to...you can't run our town. But, what they wanted to do was run the town on a prohibition model. And there's this like, really interesting tie between white supremacy and prohibition. And it? I don't know, I mean, like, I know, I know how to immediately draw the same thing between the outline of weed and anti blackness. And I'm suspecting that if I dug very hard, I would find similar things with like, drugs, period. I don't know. I just got really excited about people beating up the KKK and that's why we're allowed to drink. Nadia 43:59 Yeah, that's always a win, both of those things. Margaret 44:06 But, what anyway, sorry, I got lost in rabbit hole thinking about that. Okay, so you've brought up this topic a couple times: harm reduction. And I suspect most people have at least an idea of what harm reduction is, but I'm wondering if you could kind of introduce it because, one, it feels very relevant to this specific conversation. But it also feels very relevant to conversations around disaster preparedness in general, because it seems to be implying that there is no perfect and that in some ways perfect is the enemy of good. And that we should just like, figure out what can go wrong and do the best we can rather than expect to succeed in everything. Maybe that's a misunderstanding. Nadia 44:51 That's, that is I think, a really core piece of it, you know, and I don't want to belie the the history behind harm reduction too, you know, this was a movement that was created in platformed by people who use drugs, by sex workers, especially during the HIV AIDS crisis. And again, you know, from groups of marginalized people that realize that they are the only ones looking out for each other. And you know, that many behaviors carry some form of risk. And so talking about that honestly, and figuring out how to mitigate that risk is far more helpful than shaming people and that is connected, you know, directly to the criminalization of HIV and AIDS too, you know, there's the sort of moralizing, right, when folks become sick. There's this idea, I think, that is rooted in very, like old school, Brimstone Christianity, that, you know, it's some form of punishment. And I think that the way our society looks at people who use drugs, and the potential risks are viewed as appropriate punishment for the behavior, which is wrong and fucked up. Margaret 46:06 Yeah. Okay, so. So what is harm reduction? Nadia 46:12 So, you know, I think that if we're specifically talking about drug use, that can be, you know, practical tips, anything from making sure that you're using sterile supplies, making sure that you have syringes, and you don't have to share them, to prevent the transmission of diseases, you know, that can be, you know, figuring out different routes of administration. So for example, if you're someone that likes to snort a lot of drugs, maybe you want to give your nostrils a break, and, you know, smoke or boof. There are a lot of things that you can kind of adjust, right? You don't even have to necessarily be adhering to this strict set of rules as far as your drug use, but really being sort of flexible based on your own needs. Margaret 47:09 Okay. And then, what are some of the ways that harm reduction either applies to other things besides drug use, or like has been successfully applied, or like some of the ways that like harm reduction, as jargon, has been, like, kind of co-opted by other things? Nadia 47:32 Yeah, I mean, I feel like especially after 2016, the the idea that voting is harm reduction really picked up speed. And I personally disagree. Margaret 47:47 Okay. Nadia 47:48 For the most part, because harm reduction is something that you know, you can use for yourself, for your drug use, and so when we say voting is harm reduction, my question is, "Whose harm is being lessened?" You know, we currently have a Democratic president, and there's still concentration camps on our southern border, you still have Democratic mayors and city council's introducing regressive anti homelessness laws, throwing more money at more cops. And so I just think the notion that we can affect the kind of change necessary to liberate us by voting is....it's short sighted. And I think it can be an excuse for people to not have to invest so much in their allyship. Yeah, I think at its very base, most like literal definition, voting potentially reduces harm, but most of that is going to be in the immediate or short term. Margaret 48:50 Well, so that's really interesting to me, right? Because I think that I had a kind of misunderstanding of harm reduction in some ways, because from my point of view, I mean...voting as harm reduction just seemed to be the rephrasing of vote for the lesser evil. Because in my mind, voting for the lesser evil is acknowledging an evil, right, it is acknowledging like Like, like, Biden is an evil, the Democratic Party is an evil, that does evil things in the world. And so for me, there's a there's a sensibility to the argument of thinking that voting is how we make systemic change is terrible. And I actually thought that the kind of concept of, but they always lose their meaning, right, in the 80s. and 90s It was vote for the lesser evil and people were like, yeah, that's how we make things better. It's like, no, it's clearly not how to make things better. It's how you make things evil. You're just controlling the amount of evil. And then with harm reduction argument, the reason I bought it at first was because it was like, "Oh, yes, because it's, it's saying there is going to be harm, but we want to do less of it." But, with what you're talking about, about how drug use or sex as two of the spaces that we talk about harm reduction a lot, right? Like those things can rule, right? Like sex and drugs, there's a reason that people talk about them positively. They're very dangerous activities sometimes, right. And people should go into them as clear headed as...well, maybe not clear headed depending on their preferences, but you know, people should should be aware of the risks, but then go and have all the sex and drugs and rock and roll or whatever that they want, as compared to... and so this is where the metaphor to the political system seems to fall apart to me is because like, well, the existing political system that we have is just doing bad. And it's really about what tiny little bits of mitigation or picking, something's going to kill. It's the trolley problem, right? You're still killing people. And that's not fun and cool. That's not sex, drugs and rock and roll. I don't know. That's what I got. Nadia 51:01 Yeah. And, you know, I think that you really laid it out very well there. You know, yes, I can reduce the harm to myself if I am using drugs or having sex, but I can't get these politicians that I voted in to reduce the harm that they are causing. Because, you know, if you're voting for one of the two dominant political parties in the United States, I think you're just asking yourself, if you want to get to fascism, the short way or the long way, because I think, you know, voting in Democrats does make a material difference when it comes to some social services, and some environmental protections. But ultimately, both of these parties work at the behest of the ruling class. And capitalism requires ceaseless consumption and growth. And neither of those are sustainable. And they require the subjugation of working class people. So I think, you know, if, you know, it's, it's a question of capacity, if you and the people in your community that you organize with have the time and resources to engage in electoral politics, while simultaneously building dual power, and fighting encroaching fascism, like, go with God. There's space for a lot of tactics, and you gotta find where your skill set is and where your comfort lies. And I do just want to say this one last piece, too, when we talk about voting as harm reduction in the United States, that often I think tends to overlook the international implications of maintaining the current political system here, Margaret 52:36 Right, which is, that's where it becomes even more of the same as like, yeah, it's never...the solutions don't lie in the ballot box, and like, Oh, whatever. I'm just like, speaking cliches or whatever. But it's like, even if we can make things like slightly better, like, because like, literally, if someone was like, "Well, do you want fascism tomorrow? Do you want fascism in five years," I'd be like, "Five years, please, that gives me a little bit more time to try to fight it." But of course, the problem, obviously, we're way off topic, but the problem is, of course, then people think that like, oh, that's the solution. The solution is engaging with this political system that has no fucking reason for existing besides driving us closer to Ecocide and fascism. Nadia 53:21 Right. That's, that's the band aid. That's the triage. You know, there are so many different things that I think harm reduction principles can be applied to whether that's sex work, you know, mental health issues, eating disorders, tobacco use, I think there's a really natural evolution of the harm reduction philosophy to extend it to other health risk behaviors and to a broader audience in that way. I just, I think that, again, using harm reduction to sort of Pantious Pilate wash your hands of a lot of things and just say,"I voted and that's enough," is it's not going to work. It's not. Margaret 54:00 Okay. No, and now I'm thinking, I'm like, Oh, shit, is my like, I just carry around naloxone. Is that my, like, wash my hands of addressing the larger systemic things and like, well, it doesn't affect me, it clearly affects me because it affects people I care about and it like, I don't know, is the takeaways. Okay, wait, I'm gonna try and some of the takeaways I've gotten from you, is that carry Naloxone, but it's a band aid. And it is a useful one, but the larger systemic problems have to do with criminalization and they have to do with access to safe supply. And so working on the kind of pressure involved to fight for that is good having mutual aid networks....Oh, okay. One of the questions that kind of had actually is, in your experience existing mutual aid networks, how well do they get along with existing harm reduction networks? Does it tend to be the same players and everyone's excited, or do you run across some mutual aid networks do they kind of like to step up their game about actually care about, you know, drug users? Or like, How's that look right now, Nadia 55:09 In my personal experience, and I can't really speak to, you know, places I haven't lived or, you know, different communities that I'm not a part of. But there is a great deal of overlap. You know, a lot of folks that are working in harm reduction, people who use drugs and sex workers are sort of use to you know, fending for ourselves, we're used to creating these these networks of care that exist outside of the current system. And, you know, that's not to say that, when disaster strikes, it can sort of hit some folks harder than others. If the needle exchange in your town closes down, because there was a disaster. You know, there, there might be some time before they opened back up. And that's not going to stop people from using drugs. It will just create a situation where people have to use drugs more dangerously. And so, you know, yes, I think that there's a lot of overlap. But also, it shouldn't be this sort of jerry rigged, you know, last line of defense, the folks that have just experienced a disaster now having to turn around and all care for each other. Because again, no one is coming to save you. Margaret 56:28 Yeah. Yay. That's Nadia 56:32 that's the real point of it. Yes. Margaret 56:35 But I mean it's really liberating. I think that like, I'm not super into political nihilism, personally, a lot of my friends are and I don't mean to slight it. But, the thing that reminds me of what like my like nihilist friends get out of like hopelessness, not hopeless, whatever, out of nihilism is comparable to the like, I find something joyous and liberating about the realization that no one's coming to save us. Because it's this like concept, one of my favorite cliches from like, when I was a baby anarchist was just like, "We are the ones we've been waiting for." Because it's less about, no one is coming to save us, we're doomed. And it's more about like, it is up to us to build the power and capacity necessary to bring about the changes that we need to see in this world. And there's a lot of us, and there's a lot more of us all the time, and the problems we're facing, seem to be getting bigger and bigger, depending on the position you're coming from, right, the problems facing me have gotten bigger and bigger as all the anti trans stuff comes through, or whatever, you know, but there's also more of us. Even to just continue the trans thing as a metaphor. It's like, the reason there's all this anti trans shit is that we all came out of the fucking closet. Like, there's a ton of us. And like, there always were a ton of us, but we were all fucking scared. And like, and what they want to do is make us afraid and get back in the closet. And so I get a lot out of, 'no one is coming to save us.' Because of the flip side being. We're going to save us. Nadia 58:16 Yeah, I mean, I think it's really liberatory. That's something that I love about anarchism, too, you know, yes, that means that, you know, the system isn't here for us, because it's never been here for us. But ultimately, we have to take responsibility for our lives, for our communities, and for the future that we want, as opposed to sort of being handed these these goals and expectations, the rules that were supposed to have, the lives were supposed to lead. And you know, it can be scary to not have that safety net, but I think through, you know, both political discourse, but also just, you know, having lived a life, you quickly become aware that that safety net never actually existed in the first place. Margaret 59:05 Yeah. Well, are there any last words on preparedness that you want to, you want to shout out? Everyone should fill their basement with needles? I don't know. Nadia 59:22 Well, I mean, don't do that. Or if you do that, make sure that they are, you know, safely kept somwhere that only you have access to, or the folks that need them. You know, I know I've kind of hammered this home a lot. But, it really, when I say 'it,' I mean harm reduction. And I think what we're trying to do for ourselves really comes down to community and it comes down to having these bigger goals and not taking, 'no,' for an answer or taking, you know, half measures for an answer. The overdose crisis is very real. And there are pharmaceutical companies and families that have directly caused a lot of pain and death, and they should be held accountable. And that is slowly happening over time. But, I just want to keep clear, you know, who are the folks in our community who are doing the work? And who are maybe the people that are sort of preventing us from living our best lives? Margaret 1:00:34 Yeah. All right. Well, is there anything you want to shout out here at the end of like, what people...I don't know it was anything you want to draw attention to any projects? Any of your work? 1:00:47 You know, support your local needle exchange, support your local sex workers. You know, if there is a call to fight back against fascists, or show up at your local library, because people are doing some fuck shit against trans people, you should be there. That's my shout out. Yeah. Margaret 1:01:05 That's a good shout out. Well, thanks for being on...it's funny as like, every now and then I do these episodes where I'm like, it like challenges my own like weird....I don't want to say puritanical upbringing, I didn't have a puritanical upbringing. I was around a lot of people, you know, all my friends did a lot of drugs when I was in....whatever. And it's just like, interesting to every now and I'd have these episodes like, it's like the first couple times I did firearms episodes. I was like, It's not that I was like, Oh, I'm being so edgy. It was just being like, Oh, right. Information is dangerous because I and then I'm like, that's true about everything. I don't know where I'm going with this. Basically, thanks for coming on to talk about something that I feel like doesn't get talked about because people are afraid to acknowledge it, because we all walk around with this, like, 'drugs are bad,' and then we just secretly all do drugs. And so it's just better to just actually be like, drugs are complicated. Nadia 1:02:03 Yeah, and people are complicated. Margaret 1:02:05 What? Not me. I'm a paladin. I adhere to my moral code. That doesn't sound great. Okay. Yep. All right. Well, thank you for coming on this episode. Nadia 1:02:15 Thanks for having me. Margaret 1:02:17 All right. Bye. Margaret 1:02:25 Thank you so much for listening. 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